Egypt: Constitutional Amendments and Devious Routes

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Monitoring and Documentation Unit Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/egypt-constitutional-amendments-and-devious-routes/ In an interview with CNBC in late 2017, Egypt’s Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi categorically denied an intention to amend the Egyptian Constitution. He also emphasized that he is committed to two 4-year presidential...

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Report – Fighting Corruption or Protecting the Regime? Egypt’s Administrative Control Authority

Source: POMED – Project on Middle East Democracy Author(s): Jessica Noll Original Link: https://pomed.org/report-corruption-egypts-administrative-control-authority/ This report explains the role of the Administrative Control Authority (ACA) as an instrument of power in al-Sisi’s regime, part of a wider system of repression and control. The report discusses how authoritarian rulers use...

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Egypt: Trends of Change in the Military

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Mahmoud Gamal Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/egypt-trends-of-change-in-the-military/ There have always been attempts within the Egyptian army for conducting change from within at times when some believe the institution deviated from its military doctrine due to policies adopted by head of the State. While some of these attempts were...

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Midterm Assessment: Egypt

Source: Foundation for Defense of Democracies Author(s): Jonathan Schanzer Original Link: https://www.fdd.org/analysis/2019/01/31/midterm-assessment-egypt/ The Trump administration has adopted a policy of restoring America’s strategic partnership with Egypt after five tense years under the previous administration, which did not support the 2013 military coup that toppled the Muslim...

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How French Weapons Enable Egypt’s Abuses

Source: Human Rights Watch Author(s): Nadim Houry and Bénédicte Jeannerod Original Link: https://www.hrw.org/news/2019/01/28/how-french-weapons-enable-egypts-abuses On January 27, President Emmanuel Macron began his first official visit to Egypt. Relations between the two countries and presidents have never been warmer. Macron has justified France’s support for Egypt, despite the well...

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Giza Bus Attack Threatens Egypt’s Security

Source: The Jamestown Foundation for Global Research and Analysis Author(s): Muhammad Mansour Original Link: https://jamestown.org/program/giza-bus-attack-threatens-egypts-security/ Egyptian security forces killed 40 militants in a shoot- out during an operation that targeted three strongholds in Giza province and North Sinai on December 29. A statement by the ministry of interior stated...

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Egypt: Army Command Changes and Armament – Dec.

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Mahmoud Gamal Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/egypt-army-command-changes-and-armament-dec/ During December 2018, the military witnessed several developments, with respect to conducting changes among senior commanders and concluding armament contracts with international companies during the International Exhibition for Defense and...

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World Report 2019 | Events of 2018

Source: Human Rights Watch Author(s): Human Rights Watch Original Link: https://www.hrw.org/world-report/2019/country-chapters/egypt Since President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi secured a second term in a largely unfree and unfair presidential election in March, his security forces have escalated a campaign of intimidation, violence, and arrests against political opponents, civil society activists...

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After CBS Interview: To What Extent Was Sisi Affected?

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Monitoring and Documentation Unit at EIS Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/after-cbs-interview-to-what-extent-was-sisi-affected/   General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s interview with CBS TV network, which was broadcast via the famous “60 Minutes” program on 6 January 2019, has sparked a wide-range debate, especially after the US network had...

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Development of Security Scene in Sinai – Dec.

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Haitham Ghoniem Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/development-of-security-scene-in-sinai-dec/   Operation Sinai 2018 has continued in North Sinai, increasing the suffering of citizens: displacing and arbitrarily arresting thousands, and extra-judicially killing hundreds, including children. The following chart shows a comparison...

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The Sinai Security Scene in November

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Haitham Ghoneim Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/the-sinai-security-scene-in-november/ Operation Sinai 2018 has continued in North Sinai, increasing the suffering of citizens with respect to the high rates of unemployment and poverty, which is not in favor of the Egyptian regime as it creates the appropriate circumstances for likely...

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Operation Sinai 2018: Practices and Implications

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Haitham Ghoneim Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/operation-sinai-2018-practices-and-implications/ “… and use all brute force, all brute force.” – With these words Sisi concluded his orders to the Chief of Staff of the Egyptian army on November 29, 2017 for restoring security in the Sinai. On commemoration of the birth of Prophet...

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